Something about Olympia Dukakis just speaks to people. Now, for the first time, she speaks out – in her signature straight–talk style – about her own history and career.
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Olympia Dukakis has worked for more than forty years as an actress, director, producer, teacher, and activist. She received an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress, the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and the Golden Globe Award for her work in the film Moonstruck. She has also won two OBIE Awards and a cable ACE Award. She lectures on women's issues, on living with osteoporosis and other health issues, and on balancing career and family. She lives in New York City with her husband, actor Louis Zorich. They have three children, Christina, Peter, and Stefan, and two granddaughters, Isabella and Sofia.From AudioFile:
Tough to write, painful to read, Olympia Dukakis's life story is as frank as it is expansive--taking the actress from her suburban Boston roots to the Oscar and beyond. Deeply embedded in her memoir, and crucial to it, is the personal side. Recounting her life in a generally restrained reading, she evinces her innate dramatic flair at pivotal moments--as when, for instance, she analyzes her conflicted relationship with her mother and various crossroads in her professional development. It isn't at all surprising that this gifted actress is a consummate narrator. The surprise is in the contents. M.J.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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